They are passionate about the work of the organization.
Passion is contagious!
They manage resources to maximize effectiveness.
Remember, effectiveness is doing the right things.
They are willing to change and to lead change.
Change is hard but needed in every organization.
They are willing to take a hard look at the state of the organization.
The job of a leader is to define reality (don’t touch up the x-rays to make everyone feel better).
They are willing to take risks.
These risks may be a calculated when needed.
They seek feedback.
Feedback helps to mitigate blind spots.
They practice an ongoing cycle of dreaming, planning, implementing, and evaluating.
The cycle of learning and growing never stops for a strategic leader.
When an organization has good strategic leaders, the difference is evident to everyone!